Notes: How can we give the 2006 Camry our "Seal of Awesome" when the NHTSA data shows engine problems in the triple digits & multiple deaths/injuries/crashes etc?

The problem with NHTSA data for the 2006 Camry is that for months on end, the news media repeatedly told the public that several Toyota models had an unintended acceleration defect, & to go to (the NHTSA's website) to file a complaint.

So, the NHTSA received a disproportionate number of complaints about Toyota unintended acceleration issues because of the national news media attention, to the point where their data is unreliable taken in context with any other vehicle that did not receive national news attention.

In other words, it's our opinion that the 2 deaths & other injuries/fires/crashes reported to the NHTSA are significant, but (unfortunately) not out of the ordinary for any vehicle, once you factor in the effects of the extended national media coverage of Camry unintended acceleration issues. typically receives more complaints per day about vehicles than the NHTSA does, but the news media did not repeatedly say "go to to report your Camry acceleration problems" like they did about the NHTSA -- so although we have less complaint data than the NHTSA for the 2006 Camry, our data for the Camry is a far more statistically accurate representation of the Camry's reliability than what the NHTSA data shows.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,195 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 062010


  • 75,000 miles


I bought my 2006 Camry le back in March, 2009 and it was driving okay but up till now I have noticed that every other time when I'm driving and come to a stop on a red light and when the light turns green I step on the gas pedal and it seems like its doesn't want to go it just goes slow and the more I step on the gas pedal it makes some noise and later it picks up on the speed I really hope that you can understand what I am trying to say. I am worry that something might go wrong especially when hearing all about the recalls lately. I call the dealer where I had bought the car to ask if my car, make and model was part of the recalls but the receptionist who answered the phone said no. But I am still worried that something might go wrong.....I don't know nothing or anything about cars......please advice on what I should do?....thanks

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012009


  • miles
S10 appropriate handling re Toyota recent acceleration problem, owner of a 2007 Camry gas pedal sticks. The consumer stated the vehicle reached up to a speed of 85 mph. The consumer applied the brake, but the vehicle did not respond. The consumer was able to reach down and pull the floor mat up and finally the vehicle slowed down.,

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #5

Mar 112010

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Toyota Camry accident the consumer stated the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated, hit two cars, went airborne, rolled over and landed on its roof. The consumer was trapped inside the vehicle upside down for approximately 40 minutes.

- East Berlin, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 292010

(reported on)


  • miles


2006 Toyota Camry with a stuck accelerator pedal. The consumer stated the accelerator pedal became stuck for the fourth time within the last six months. The last time, the consumer almost crashed into a concrete wall while backing down a hill towards a very busy intersection. The dealer informed the consumer his vehicle was not included in the recall. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle. Updated 09/01/10

- Oakford, PA, USA

problem #3

May 242007

Camry 6-cyl

  • 5,637 miles
In May 2007, my I was driving my 2006 Toyota Camry when it suddenly accelerated to an uncontrollable speed, the steering kept veering to the left and the brakes did not stop the car. The car went down about 30 feet into a gully before slamming into a cement column. The car was totally destroyed and I sustained injuries. In a series of correspondence Toyota motor sales denied any defect in the car and made no attempt to pay damages. I had previously taken the car to the dealers for brakes adjustment and I complained of a clumsiness when accelerating; the dealer adjusted the brakes but said that the noise and clumsiness was the normal acceleration for the throttle for the V6 engine. Updated 02/17/10. Updated 04/16/10. See ODI 10191935

- Queens, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 032009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 13,725 miles
Accelerator stuck on 2006 Toyota Camry. Toyota told me it had to be the electronics and not the throttle assembly. I was so afraid I had the throttle assempbly replaced anyway at my own expense. This was all before the recent publicity. I have supporting documents for your review. Toyota never told me about the history of issuess nor offered to pay for this. Updated 02/24/10

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 212009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Camry. The consumer was at a complete stop, she tapped the accelerator to move ahead and then the accelerator became stuck. Consequently, she rear-ended another vehicle. The bumper and the hood of the vehicle were damaged. The dealer stated that since the insurance company provided her with assistance, they would only document the failure. The insurance company could not identify the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 47000. The current mileage was 47003. Updated 12/22/09 the consumer suspected the floor mat was the cause. She has since sold the vehicle. Updated 12/22/09

- Bremerton , WA, USA

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